St. Patrick’s Day

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Uber Drivers, Supporters Rally Against Proposed Legislation

Many people watching March Madness games at local bars may use Uber to get home Thursday night. But supporters of the ride-share program say a bill at the Capitol would make working in the Twin Cities impossible. “I love driving Uber,” driver Dustin Simko said.

03/19/2015

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Good Question: Why Can’t Minnesota Police Set Up Checkpoints?

Minnesota State Troopers arrested 94 people for drunken driving on St. Patrick’s Day. It was lowest number for the holiday in six years. Year-round DWI arrests across Minnesota are also down – for eight years straight – even though we are one of 12 states that don’t allow sobriety checkpoints.

03/18/2015

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Harteau: Nicollet Mall Disturbance Was An Isolated Event

Minneapolis Police are reviewing surveillance video after a large group of teenagers caused a disruption along Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening. In a possibly separate incident downtown, Minneapolis police also responded to a non-life threatening gunshot wound and began searching for a suspect.

03/18/2015

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Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick’s Day Lowest In 6 Years

More people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

03/18/2015

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Good Question: How Irish Are Minnesotans?

Though we like to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, most Minnesotans originally came from Germany.

According to the 2013 American Community Survey, 34.3 percent claim German ancestry, followed by Norwegian (15.1 percent), Irish (10.6 percent), Swedish (8.1 percent), English (5.5 percent) and Polish (4.8 percent).

03/17/2015

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Twin Cities Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With Parades, Pints

Here in the Twin Cities, we’ve got lots of options on St. Patrick’s Day.
Angela Davis took a look at the parades, festivities and transportation options around the metro.

03/17/2015

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Gord Turnblok On St. Patrick’s Day

Gord Turnblok Of CBC News spent a day in St. Paul for St. Patty’s Day a few years ago.  

03/17/2015

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In The Twin Cities

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for a place to go, we have a few ideas. There will be two big St. Patrick’s Day parades.

03/17/2015

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Minneapolis Police Advise Wearing Undies Under Your Kilt

Before everyone starts commenting: Yes, I know the kilt is traditionally Scottish. But many sport the plaid garment during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. And many Irish-Americans have adopted the look as their own.

03/16/2015

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DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick’s Day

Nearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they’re planning on being out and about.

03/16/2015

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St. Paul Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day Early

The City of St. Paul celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early on Saturday with an all-day block party along West 7th St. The St. Paul Visitors’ Bureau estimated the event that ran from 1a.m. to 11p.m. would rake in up to $250,000 just from sales tax from the participating businesses.

03/14/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 14, 2015)

It’s another jam-packed episode of WCCO Saturday Morning. It’s the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak were getting into the spirit of things.

03/14/2015

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Mike’s Mix: St. Patrick’s Day, 2 Ways

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Liffey for a couple drinks that will definitely get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

03/14/2015

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Don’t Forget To Wear Green: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Begins Tuesday Evening

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is Tuesday, and WCCO’s own Jamie Yuccas will be the celebrity grand marshal. Festivities will include floats, bands, walking units, and several new entries. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Nicollet Mall, between 11th Street and 5th Street.

03/13/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Corned Beef In Minnesota

Every year on March 17, everyone’s a little Irish — even if it’s painfully obvious we’re not. According to your votes, Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.

03/12/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Soda Bread Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Tuesday. Forget the Corned Beef and Beer. Well, don’t forget that. Just don’t forget the Irish Soda Bread! Here are Dara’s Five Favorite Recipes!

03/12/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Top Entertainment Bets

It’s Thursday and that means many of you are already working for the weekend! We have ideas on how to fill up your calendar.

03/12/2015

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Celebrate Responsibly And Ride Free On Paddy’s Day

Metro Transit is hooking up responsible St. Patrick’s Day revelers with free rides in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can ride free on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 on buses, light rail or Northstar trains from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

03/11/2015

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5 Reasons To Visit Ireland For St. Patrick’s Day

No one knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day better than the Irish. That is why you will want to make a trip over the pond and experience this green holiday with those who love all things related to St. Patrick’s Day, including the green beer.

03/10/2015

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Best Irish Bars In Minnesota

Ireland is represented well at these local pubs.

03/05/2015

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St. Paul Offering Prizes For Visitors Who Take To Twitter

The city of St. Paul is buzzing as it prepares to host the state’s top athletes and their parents for the annual Minnesota State High School League tournaments. But that’s not the only big event coming up on the east side of the river.

02/18/2015

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Nearly 500 Arrested In MN Over St. Patrick’s Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Monday meant a weekend-long celebration for some, and the Department of Public Safety says nearly 500 were arrested during increased DWI patrols. The DPS Office of Traffic Safety said that number may rise as additional information comes in.

03/18/2014

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Activists For Sunday Liquor Sales Hold Fundraiser With St. Paddy’s Day Concert

Some proud beer drinkers took a rather festive approach Monday to the legislative process. The group Minnesota Beer Activists is trying to raise money to push for alcohol sales on Sunday. Several bands offered to play in support at First Avenue in downtown at a four-hour concert on St. Patrick’s Day.

03/17/2014

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Crowds Flock To St. Paul To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is reason enough for many people to get out and celebrate the little or no Irish in their blood. If you’re in St. Paul, you won’t need the help of a leprechaun to find the party, just head downtown to the sea of green.

03/17/2014

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